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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Emily Grierson when she dies?

2. In the story "A Courtship," what does David Hogganbeck drive for a living?

3. What is the name of the company Captain Warren pilots for in the story "Death Drag"?

4. What part of de Spain's property does Abner burn down in a rage of revenge?

5. What animal does Doom kill using a salt he has brought back from the white man's land?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Hubert Jarrod feel as though he has been tricked by Mrs. King, Louisa's mother?

2. How do lovers Melisandre and Phillip Backhouse meet in the story "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford and the Battle of Harrykin Creek"?

3. How does Pete's family react when he is killed in combat in the story "Shall Not Perish"?

4. How does Wash feel about the relationship between his boss and his granddaughter in the story "Wash"?

5. Why are the two Indians in "Red Leaves" searching for their chief's slave?

6. What happens to Lucius Provine when he travels to the Indian reservation?

7. How does the young English soldier repay Borgard for his kindness in the story "Turnabout"?

8. How does Lucius Provine treat the black people in his neighborhood when he is a child?

9. In the story "A Justice," why does Doom leave his tribe and where does he go?

10. What competition do Ikkemotubbe and David Hogganbeck find themselves in in the story "A Courtship"?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How is the theme of decay represented in the story "A Rose for Emily"? Choose two people or objects in this short story and compare/contrast the physical decay these objects undergo throughout the course of the story. Then explain how this decay represents to the theme of love in Emily Grierson's life.

Essay Topic 2

"Elly" is a classic story about the struggle between old and young. First, describe the way the elderly are depicted in this story and compare/contrast that to the way youth is depicted in this story. Then explain what caused the rift between Elly and her grandmother. Finally, describe the consequences of Elly's youthful antics on the lives of her loved ones.

Essay Topic 3

"Red Leaves" is the first story in the collection to deal with the issue of slavery from the Native American point of view. First, explain how the Native Americans in this story treat their slaves. Then, compare/contrast this treatment to the way the white men in Faulkner's collection treat their slaves. Why is "Red Leaves" an important story within this collection?

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